#FanaticFriday: Roasted Pumpkin Carrot Cake Houjicha from A Quarter To Tea


We at SororiTea Sisters love all things fall! So today we are fanatic about fall!

Tis the season for all things pumpkin to start coming out. And I love it. I’ve always been a pumpkin fiend to the point where my mom would have to make me pumpkins pies for my birthday cakes back in the day. . .and my birthday is in March! So this tea was a no brainer for me to order.

If you haven’t checked out A Quarter To Tea yet and enjoy fun and unique  flavored teas, I highly recommend you take a moment and see if anything trips your trigger. Their teas are unique and flavorful. And this tea is a perfect example of the teas they offer.

Roasted Pumpkin Carrot Cake Houjicha is as fall as you can get. The tea itself pops with dark browns and bleeps of orange and yellow. I wanted to try this tea as a hot brew and cold brew so I had myself a little experiment today.

But first, let’s chat about the smell of the dry leaf. This tea screams fall and is one of those teas I want to bottle up into a candle.

For the hot brew,  I was really expecting myself to die over this tea and be completely in love and I have to say.  I did! This tea tastes just like the title.  You have your baked good flavor, the roasted pumpkin notes, and even the carrot cake familiarity.  The spices were a bit stronger than I had hoped for and the more I drank the tea and it cooled, I feel like the tea would have benefited from a dab of honey because those spiced notes just kept growing.  For me-I needed that added sweetness to calm the spices down, but regardless- this tea is still incredibly delicious.

For the cold brew,  now I was expecting to really not enjoy this tea as a cold brew. With the flavors, I really thought this tea would be better hot.  But that isn’t the case. I did really enjoy the tea prepped traditionally but where this tea becomes the “bee’s knees” is a sturdy cold brew. Before I left for work this morning I took my trusty tumbler and filled it with ice, water, and an infuser full of this tea. I allowed the tea to brew all day and just took my first sip. Here is where this tea shines.

As a cold brew, the pumpkin flavor is incredibly rich and present  with the carrot cake baked good flavor right along side.  here is also a sweetness that is starting to pop that is adding in that sweetness I was craving earlier.  While the heavier spices are still there and noticeable, I’m not as bothered by them because of that rich pumpkin carrot cake baked goodness that is incredible.

With all of this being said, I do believe I forgot to mention. . .this tea has sprinkles in it! (though not an overwhelming amount)

One of the better pumpkin teas I’ve had in a long time. So glad I picked up a good amount of this tea because I’m going to be devouring it over the next few weeks.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: A Quarter To Tea


Roasted Pumpkin Carrot Cake Houjicha
Limited Tea for September 2016

Roasted houjicha tea with autumn spices and the creaminess of pumpkin blended together with hints of vanilla cream, extra ginger and carrot for a pumpkin carrot cake experience sure to delight.

This tea is limited run once again, so once it is gone, it’s gone for the season. It is sold only in 0.5oz quantities.

All orders come in resealable packaging and include a reusable muslin cotton tea bag.

roasted green tea, dried carrot, ceylon cinnamon, mini sprinkles, natural flavors


Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

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Tea is a passion that quickly turned into an obsession, very similar to my love for polka dots, the horror genre, and anything that is geeky and fun.I drink all kinds of tea and will try a tea twice to make sure I didn't bumble the first infusion.

Besides SororiTea Sisters, I'm also the blogger and genius (I use that word very loosely) behind CuppaGeek, where I review tea, books, and the horror genre.
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